This is an introductory text designed to show readers how to try using syntax themselves and to then support them through its use. It is ideal for those who are experienced in using SPSS through the usual button menu-driven graphical interface (GIF), but who are novices regarding syntax.

Syntax Involving Date and Time Variables

Some examples in this chapter work with SPSS sample dataset marketvalues.sav

This chapter will go through the syntax involved in manipulating the format of date and time variables, as well as using date and time calculations to derive new variables.

The chapter will explain: how SPSS handles time data; the difference between the ...

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